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Italian Rum Cake With Custard

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Ingredients
For filling
  Sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Cornstarch 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Milk 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
  Eggs 2 , slightly beaten
  Rum 1 Tablespoon
  Red food coloring 3 Drop (Adjust Quantity As Needed)
  Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
  Unsweetened chocolate 1⁄2 Ounce, melted
For cake
  Egg yolks 6
  Lemon juice 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Egg whites 6
  Cream of tartar 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Sugar 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Sifted cake flour 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)
For assembling the cake
  Sherry 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Light rum 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Whipping cream 1 Cup (16 tbs), whipped
Directions

To make the filling: Mix sugar, cornstarch and salt in double boiler.
Stir in 1/2 cup milk until smooth.
Add remaining 2 cups milk; mix well.
Cook over hot water until thickened, stirring constantly.
Stir a small amount of the hot mixture into eggs; stir eggs into hot mixture.
Cook for 5 minutes longer, stirring constantly.
Divide filling into 3 bowls.
Add rum and food coloring to 1 bowl.
Add vanilla to second bowl.
Add melted chocolate to third bowl.
To make the cake: Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Beat egg yolks in mixer bowl until thick and lemon-colored.
Add lemon juice; mix well.
Beat egg whites in mixer bowl until foamy.
Add cream of tartar and salt, beating constantly until stiff but not dry.
Beat in 3/4 cup sugar gradually.
Fold egg yolk mixture gently into beaten egg whites.
Fold in cake flour and 1/2 cup sugar 2 tablespoons at a time.
Spoon into ungreased tube pan.
Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until cake tests done.
Cool cake in pan on wire rack.
To assemble the cake: Remove cake from pan and cut into 4 layers.
Return top layer to pan.
Sprinkle with mixture of wine and rum.
Spread with 1 portion of the filling.
Repeat using remaining cake layers and fillings.
Chill for 24 hours.
Unmold cake onto serving plate.
Spread whipped cream over top and side of cake.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Ingredient: 
Egg
Interest: 
Everyday
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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